Quote to note

"These are our guys, and I like our guys. I don't mind seeing how good we can be. I know [general manager Chris Antonetti] is always trying [to look at trades], but it has to make sense. I get that part of it, too. So, I don't spend a whole lot of time worrying about it. I spend more time trying to figure out how we can be better."
-- Francona, on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline

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